Nazi hand stamps used to mark visitors to Ecuadorean jail

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) " A prison warden found himself in hot water Thursday after it was discovered that security guards have been marking visitors to the penitentiary with hand stamps featuring the Nazi swastika.

Ecuador's government quickly condemned the practice after photos of the hand stamps appeared on social media and caused an immediate uproar.

A Justice Ministry statement said the warden of the prison in the capital Quito had been disciplined for negligence and the head of security fired for using a symbol associated with the Holocaust.

The stamps featured the emblem of the Nazi Party with an eagle atop a swastika and the year 1939.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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